By Amy Goodman, Bill Moyers
"Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights of interesting, informative, and probing analysis."—Noam Chomsky
"You can research extra of the reality approximately Washington and the area from one week of Amy Goodman's Democracy Now! than from a month of Sunday morning speak indicates. Make yr of Sunday speak exhibits. That's simply because Amy, as you will find on each web page of this publication, is aware the serious query for reporters is how shut they're to the reality, now not how shut they're to power."—From the Preface via invoice Moyers
Amy Goodman, award-winning host of the day-by-day the world over broadcast radio and tv application Democracy Now!, breaks in the course of the company media's lies, sound bites, and silence during this wide-ranging new number of articles. as opposed to the standard suspects—the "experts" who, in Goodman's phrases, "know so little approximately a lot, clarify the area to us, and get it so wrong"—this obtainable, energetic assortment permits the voices the company media exclude and forget about to be heard loud and transparent. From group organizers in New Orleans, to the brave American squaddies who've stated "No" to Washington's wars, to the sufferers of torture and police violence, we're given the intense chance to listen to usual humans status up and conversing out. Written with the entire fierce intelligence and keenness for fact that hundreds of thousands have come to count on from Amy Goodman's reportage, Breaking the Sound Barrier proves the facility that self sustaining journalism can play within the fight for a greater global, one during which usual voters are the genuine specialists in their personal lives and communities.
Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, writer and the host/executive manufacturer of Democracy Now! airing on approximately 800 stations world wide. Goodman is the 1st journalist to obtain definitely the right Livelihood Award, widely recognized because the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' for "developing an leading edge version of actually self reliant grassroots political journalism that brings to thousands of individuals the choice voices which are frequently excluded through the mainstream media.". Goodman is the co-author along with her brother, journalist David Goodman, of 3 ny occasions
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